iMessage is unarguably one of the best features on iOS and Mac devices. Apple strategy to create a whole new, different user experience with apple only software seem to work just fine because people who have once used iMessage don’t want to move to another platform. I myself use iMessage on my Mac, and I have many friends who have iMessages on their iPhone and Mac. iMessage makes it easier for me get connected with those friends easily. That is one of the main reasons why I am still stuck with Apple products even after all these years.
I also have few friends and relatives who are not on any Apple platform but still want to use the iMessage from their smartphone or Windows PC. I get asked this question quite often by those friends as if there were any ways they could install iMessage on their Windows PC. At first, I thought it was an absurd demand, but when I did some research, I found some interesting sources that may be able to help them. So, if you are also one who always wanted to use iMessage on their Windows PC, then this article is for you. By following this article, you will be able to use iMessage on any Windows PC for free.
How to Use iMessage on Windows PC and Laptop
I will be sharing two methods to use iMessage on any Windows PC and laptop. The first one is for those who have a Mac device already and just wants to use iMessage on a Windows device temporarily and the 2nd method is for those who don’t have any Mac or iOS devices.
1. Use iMessage on Windows PC from Mac
Make sure you have latest Google Chrome browser installed on both Windows and Mac device. After that go ahead and launch Chrome browser on both the devices. Now install Chrome Remote Desktop extension on both Windows and Mac.
- Launch the app on both the computers and click on “Get Started” button.
- On Mac, click on “Enable Remote Connection” and download the remote client host for Chrome by following on-screen instructions.
- Once the host file is downloaded, install the application on your Mac by following the on-screen instructions.
Now on Windows, you can access the Mac remotely. By this method, you will be able to access iMessage on your Windows for free.
2. Install iMessage on Windows PC by Using iOS Emulator
The first method is best for those who have Mac but what if you don’t have a mac, to begin with? In that situation, you can use an iOS emulator. An iOS emulator is a program that creates a virtual ecosystem for iOS on Windows or Linux. That virtual ecosystem acts a separate virtual iOS device on your computer screen. By using this method, you can not only install iMessage but also any other iOS app you can think of.
There are many iOS emulators available on the internet. Some of the popular emulators are as follow:
- iPhone Simulator
For this article, we will be using iPadian as it is the most popular iOS emulator.
- Download the iPadian emulator and then install it on your PC.
- After installing, run the application.
- Now search for “iMessage” in the search box.
- Download the app and let it install in the background.
- Now you have iMessage running on your Windows PC.
These are the two most popular methods to install and use iMessage on any Windows-based devices. These methods are also very easy to use. If you still encounter any problem, comment it down and I will do my best to solve it.